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Yamagawa Natural Sand Bath Sayuri (山川砂むし温泉 砂湯里)


Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

A sand bath facility located a 10-minute drive from JR Yamakawa Station. A natural sand bath site heated by the geothermal energy of the Fushime Onsen hot spring, the sand baths have been a favorite of locals since ancient times. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty and with Kaimondake Volcano towering in the distance, bathers enveloped in hot sand can relax to the sound of ocean waves. The sweat generated from the weight of the sand and hot spring heat rids the body of toxins. After a sand bath, a bath in the waters of Fushime Onsen feels spectacular. Money saving tickets which include access to the adjoining Tamatebako Onsen outdoor hot spring bath facility, known for its spectacular views, are also available.


Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yamagawafukumoto 3339-3 (Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea)

phone 0993352669

9:00-17:30 (July--Aug. Until 18:00)
* Last entry is 30 minutes closing

Review of Yamakawa sand steamed bath onsen Sayuri

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/01/12 A brilliant experience
This is a more out of the way, quieter sand bathing onsen. A very well organised operation and the sand bath is a great experience. No English spoken but there are a few posters with some English...
Reviewed:2018/10/01 One of a Kind!
Ibusuki city is famous for its Japanese suna-mushi or sand bathing, the only one of its kind in the world. The black sand is warm to the touch and soothing to the skin because of the intense infusion...
Reviewed:2017/12/22 Steamed sand bath in a beach!!
Here is one of the must-go-to place when you had a chance to come to Kagoshima.

Probably it would be a bit difficult to get to this lovely place although I managed to find the hot spring hat. It...

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Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yamagawafukumoto 3339-3 [map]
Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea
9:00-17:30 (July--Aug. Until 18:00)
* Last entry is 30 minutes closing
open everyday
[Adult] 830yen
[Children (3 years old-Elementary School Students)] 460yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of April 24, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Kagoshima Areas


          Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture’s most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.